Grateful Dead Live at Vanderbilt University on 1972-10-21
He's Gone, Greatest Story Ever Told, Bird Song, Truckin'-> The Other One-> Morning Dew
Collection GratefulDeadBand/Artist Grateful DeadVenue Vanderbilt UniversityLocation Nashville, TNSource SBD -> Master Reel -> Dat -> CD -> DC8; Reworked version of shnID 94453Transferred by Dan McDonald
Revision by Dan McDonald, Sept-Oct, 2012.
Diamond Cut Forensics 8 was used to rearrange the audio. I used the spectral filter
for equalization in several different ways.The main goal was to lower the prominence of
the bass. Most of the bass was in the right channel, so that was just a reworking of
the sonic profile for the left channel. Sometimes, the bass was in both channels.
In those instances I either left it alone or lowered it (depending on what was going on
at the time). Along the way I boosted the highs considerably in both channels. You
should be able to hear quite a bit of difference. Booting highs lead to some increases
in noise. I decided not to use any noise reduction because the drums/cymbals were so
low that their signal was about equivalent to the noise level at some points. In this
version, you will notice the noise more between songs and when the songs are relatively
quiet, but you'll also be able to hear the drums, guitars and vocals more prominently.
I don't specify all the things I did because there were too many changes.
I left the space (tape cut or tape flip in the original) as it was in the source I used.
There's enough hiss that either the lineage is wrong or the signal was recorded at very
low levels in the original.
Dave B 1986
July 10, 2014
Pretty sure this was my first listening to any version/portion of this show. The quality of the audio and the playing is superlative. Most of time on the archive I am listening to 80s stuff, probably because it was the sound I associate with actually being at shows. Sure glad I clicked on this, though. Band is locked in, Phil booming, and Garcia is just so creative with his leads - its so engaging to listen to him play. Thanks to all those who made it happen.
Go Faster, Get Rounder
July 10, 2014
Great, Great Job
You said in your notes: "You should be able to hear quite a bit of difference."
Damn straight. That is some major, major understatement.
I am just stunned at how much better this sounds. Thank you!
Heck, I like how they were playing through this stretch so much that I listened to the really bass-heavy monster a bunch of times. I like Phil being up in the mix, but that old one was a bit much even for me, and even having gone to Vanderbilt myself. Always seemed a shame; had all the signs of being a really hot show, but it just was difficult to listen to.
It is a real treat to get to hear it the way you cleaned it up. Never figured I would. I bet this took a ton of work. Well spent time and effort I might add -- it's from the fall of 72 and it doesn't get much, if any, better than that.
Many, many thanks for doing it and sharing it.